Song(s) of the Week: Sgt. Pepper Edition

Are you tired of all the hype regarding the 50th anniversary of the Greatest Album of All Time?  If so, I have a slightly different take.

First up, Beatallica, with their track Sgt. Hetfield’s Motorbreath Pub Band from the album of the same name.  What can you say about a band that mashes the Beatles and Metallica?  It’s like when peanut butter meets chocolate.

Then, of course, The Rutles, the band people refer to as “Spinal Tap for Beatles fans”.  Their movie All You Need Is Cash , featuring Eric Idle, was the first “mocumentary”  and takes a Tragical History Tour through the past.  Do I have to spell it out?   Here’s Major Happy’s Up and Coming Once Upon a Good Time Band.

Or you could listen to the Punkles.  Or a reggae styled full album cover, Easy Star Lonely Hearts Dub Band.   I noticed that they also paid tribute to The Dark Side of the Moon, Thriller, and OK Computer.

Finally I’ll close with Klaatu, a band better remembered for the rumor that their first album was an anonymous project by the Beatles.  Sure, it sounds far fetched, but people believed that crazy story about Paul.   Regardless, their first album, 3:47 EST is worth listening if you want to hear a Beatles tribute band doing progressive rock that sounds like The Moody Blues or ELO.

 

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